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19 September 2012  

REIL gets “SKOCH Digital Inclusion Award-2012”


REIL was awarded with “Skoch Digital Inclusion Award – 2012” in the ICT category. The award was received by AK Jain, Managing Director in the ceremony held at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi on 18th September 2012. On this occasion Hon’ble Union Minister for Law & Justice and Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, Chairman TC & Secretary(T), Department of Telecommunication, R Chandrasekhar, Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, J Satyanarayana and Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India, Nandan Nilekani  were present. REIL has been given this prestigious award for On-line monitoring of Panchayati Raj Project that includes all activities such as installation, Commissioning and support services through web-enabled solution for 9416 Solar Power Packs commissioned in remote areas of  the State of Rajasthan.


REIL is a Mini Ratna Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprise, Government of India, with a track record of professional management and profitable operations over the past 31 years. The Company is engaged in taking Electronics, Information Technology & Renewable Energy to the villages of our country.


On this occasion, Jain stated that REIL is installing Solar Power Packs in 248 Panchayat Samities and 9168 Gram Panchayats in the state of Rajasthan, under Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra Yojana. These centers will function as knowledge resource center of rural masses. In addition to this it will also help in efficient implementation of MGNREGA at panchayat and block level and in providing transparent interaction with the local people. These centers will function as technology driven information technology service centers to facilitate information, knowledge and to provide better administration to Government initiatives empowering the rural masses and providing e-Governance at gram panchayats.


A.K. Jain, Managing Director, REIL, thanked the organizers including jury and for the guidance received from Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Government of Rajasthan, RIICO & IL.


He congratulated the employees of REIL for this award, and assured that the Company would continue to deliver Electronics, Information Technology & Renewable Energy based products and services for Social and Economical development of rural masses.